Louisiana House Passes Bill to Keep Tony the Tiger Captive

Posted on May 30, 2014

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On May 30, 2014 the Louisiana House passed SB 250, a bill that subverts the intent of a 2006 state law prohibiting the importation and possession of big exotic cats. That dangerous wild animal ban was introduced by Rep. Warren Triche specifically with Tony the tiger’s deplorable captivity in mind, and passed unanimously in the Louisiana legislature. However, this new bill, SB 250, carves out a retroactive exemption to place Michael Sandlin above the law that applies to all other Louisiana citizens, and thus imposes a life sentence of caged solitary confinement upon Tony. It further could open the door to Louisiana becoming a safe haven for unscrupulous owners to bring exotic animals from other states.

SB 250 also directly overturns a judicial decision made by the Louisiana Court of Appeal in ALDF’s victorious lawsuit. We have worked long and hard to free Tony the Tiger from life at a truck stop and send him to a reputable sanctuary. The Wild Animal Sanctuary was willing to provide this care and sanctuary for Tony, so that Tony might live out his remaining years in sanctuary rather than a gas station parking lot. The Wild Animal Sanctuary’s executive director Pat Craig, along with ALDF’s Carter Dillard and Chris Green, testified before the legislature and provided expert advice and recommendations in the best interest of Tony.

The bill has not been signed by Governor Bobby Jindal, and ALDF’s next step is to urge Governor Jindal to veto this bill and decline to set such a perilous precedent. Allowing an individual to override court decisions and violate local and state laws in order to retain possession of a dangerous wild animal invites other would-be big exotic cat owners to come forward requesting their own exemptions to state and local laws. Not only would this be a further waste of taxpayer money and a subversion of the legal system, but it would mean more animals suffering the way that Tony continues to suffer every day.


95 thoughts on “Louisiana House Passes Bill to Keep Tony the Tiger Captive

  1. Kaci Kelly says:

    Free Tony from this cruelty and abuse.

    1. Tucker says:

      FREE TONY THE TIGER FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!

      ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

  2. Pam Scholl says:

    Governor Jondal pls Veto SB 250!! This is cruelty.

  3. Judy Sylvester says:

    I suspect this guy is going to breed Tony. They did mull over “the tiger’s love life.”

  4. N. Jenn says:

    This is undeserved cruelty, pure and simple. Please save this magnificent creature from this horrid life when he can go to a sanctuary.

  5. Emily Nagurney says:

    Please free Tony. Do not let animal abuse continue!

  6. Sarah jose says:

    You must overturn this cruel decision. It is just not fair to keep this beautiful creature in a cage in a parking lot for the whole of its sad miserable life. He has a haven waiting for him, please let him go.

  7. Pat Adams says:

    I may not be a U.S citizen and therefore you may not consider my opinion valid. However Tony the Tigers’ plight is not a matter limited to the U.S. I and many others across the world have followed this poor animals’ story. I implore you to veto this bill and to ensure that Tony has the quality of life for his remaining years he truly deserves.

    1. Brittany says:

      it doesn’t matter where you’re from, your opinion matters & is valid! I hope Tony gets to go to a sanctuary soon!

  8. Charlene Wheeler says:

    What changed your minds and hardened your hearts? This beautiful being deserves so much better.

  9. Gina Robertson says:

    Enough is enough!…this magnificent animal deserves a little respect!…confined in a cage at a gas station!..absolutely deplorable and the reasons why he will be kept there..even more disgusting!

  10. Carmen says:

    it is NOT fair, the “owner” claims to have the right to keep a wild creature, nobody has that right. If he wants to earn money he SHOULD work as we all do!!. Have you even put yourself in his place? have you ever even imagine how it is to be a slave locked in a cage for others amusement? why did you accepted such a job if you are uncapable of listening to people and take action. it is not acceptable you defend the “owner” position, a wild creature should live free in the nature! for God’s sake :’(

  11. What right have This Louisiana House or anybody to enforce this latest bill SB 250, that subverts the intent of a 2006 state law prohibiting the importation and possession of big exotic cats. That dangerous wild animal ban was introduced by Rep. Warren Triche specifically with Tony the tiger’s deplorable captivity in mind, and passed unanimously in the Louisiana legislature. However, this new bill, SB 250 imposes a life sentence of caged solitary confinement upon Tony. It further could open the door to Louisiana becoming a safe haven for unscrupulous owners to bring exotic animals from other states…This poor Tiger desperately deserves to be out of his hell-hole-away from that unhealthy environment and transferred to a Big-cat Sanctuary..ASAP…After this latest appeal, it shows us all that these people who have passed this SB250,that they really donot care or give a dam about poor Tonys plight and other exotic animals, kept in Captivity..I am totally disgusted with this recent bill SB250

  12. Catherine Roberts says:

    Please Governor Jindal, veto SB 250, animals were not put on this earth to entertain us nor to live their lives in cramped cages surrounded by concrete and gas fumes…do the right thing for Tony and all animals. Please.

  13. Amanda says:

    PLEASE people, dont write to Gov Jindal on this page – use the LINK. He isnt seeing these posts necessarily. We need everyone who cares about Tony to use the link to send a letter to Gov Jindal and politely ask that he veto SB250. http://aldf.org/?p=47385

  14. Shari says:

    I feel so bad for Tony. He is a tiger! He should not be that over weight! Its obvious that this is NOT good for him! He needs to be some where safe from all the HUMAN buerocracy and pollution! This will eventually kill him and then what Govener? Can we charge you as well with animal cruelty because you refuse to set him free? I think we should!

  15. Lisa Blanck says:

    What were you promised by Michael Sandlin? a chance to pet the tiger?
    Nauseatingly cruel.

  16. Bonnie says:

    It is obvious what kind of sub-human person Michael Sandlin is. Why isn’t he being charged with animal cruelty?

  17. katrina says:

    please help this animal who is counting on your kindness to do the right thing. He needs space and an environment to enjoy not a cage for profit. If this is ok than lets put the owner in a cage during daylight hours and we will pay to see him. Please show mercy on one of God’s creatures. please

  18. Phyllis Speegle says:

    Governor Jindal: Please veto SB 250. Wild animals are not meant to live in this manner. I have seen big cats in cages at animal exhibits that were obviously suffering from mental problems because they were forced to live as this tiger is living. It is heartbreaking! Please, please, see that Tony can go to a sanctuary! Thank you! Phyllis Speegle

  19. Sharon says:

    This is a disgrace !! Free this great cat from his miserable life as a side show and let him live the rest of his life with grass under his sweet paws !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Sarah Koehl says:

    I am totally disgusted by everyone in this city that thinks Tony should stay in this truckstop. Have they seen a sanctuary? Do they understand the difference? Tony may miss his humans but he would be with other tigers!!
    Shame on them! They should stop putting their needs above Tony’s.

  21. Therese Levy says:

    To see a wild animal being behind bars makes me SOOOO sad so please let him free!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Michele Toney says:

    How can you think that this is healthy for this beautiful tiger?? Breathing exhaust fumes and all by himself.
    Please VETO SB 250!!! Let Tony live out his remaining years. It DISGUST me that the House passed this bill to keep him captive. YOR ALL A BUNCH OF JERKS!!!

  23. Karen Conlon says:

    You have the ability to do the right thing by allowing this beautiful, enslaved and exploited animal to live out the rest of his life free in sanctuary. Please allow him this right.

  24. Rita says:

    When you go to the voting polls this November in Louisiana, be SURE to vote AGAINST those who supported this horrid decision to keep Tony caged for life. It’s one way to make your voice heard in honor of Tony.

    1. Nanci Strauss says:

      I, for one, live in Virginia and cannot vote in Louisiana’s polls. However, if we fill their mailboxes and emails with letters, if everyone who cares about this calls the offices repeatedly to demand this animals release. Perhaps we can make it so that they can’t get anything else done. And of course, those of you who are so fortunate as to be able to do so, make it clear to these people that you will not vote for them and that you will get the word out to as many people as you possibly can! Please post on Facebook, Twitter, and all those other social media sites out there.

  25. Angela D. says:

    Why isn’t any of this in the news?

  26. Whether it’s where he currently is, or moved to a sanctuary, just do what’s best for the animal. Having looked into it, he seems to be well cared for in the place he’s been since
    he was born.
    JUST DO THE RIGHT THING.

  27. Laurie Armer says:

    So Louisiana House IS CORRUPT!!! Seems like the gov politicos in the U.S. can be bought like others in other “cunt-ries” they themselves condemn for the same!!! How can they believe that the public buys this B.S. about retroactive privileges for this scum?? Poor Tony….may these vile people reap the most heinous karma!!!!

  28. Cher says:

    I can’t believe this people condemned an innocent animal to a life of abuse and captivity. Voters can’t forget the names of the abusers that make this possible. This cannot stop here. We must keep fighting to free this beautiful creature.

  29. Rose says:

    Is there a petition to sign? Typical idiots in govt. They don’t care — the jerks — they just want humans to make money at any cost. Even if it means the torture of an innocent animal. People have to write their senators and reps and anyone else they can think of. We have to bog down their mail and emails and call till they wear down and do the right thing.

  30. Sharon says:

    The whole world should be outraged by this cruelty and everyone needs to boycott all Louisiana goods and services and don’t travel there. Encourage your friends, family and acquaintances to do the same.
    Has anyone started a petition to Gov Jindal on Change.org or one of those sites?

  31. China Lanier says:

    How do you people sleep there knowing this man continues to abuse this beautiful animal by buying off lawmakers. Y’all should be very ashamed of yourselves!

  32. Judy Genandt says:

    How STUPID STUPID STUPID are these so-called lawmakers in Louisiana? Are they all brainless hopheads in their state legislature? The rest of the country should boycott every product being sent out of this state. WHAT FRACKING IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. Addie says:

    ALDF must let Governor Bobby Jindal know that his constituents are opposed to the bill that the State Senate and Louisiana House just passed. Governor Jindal must be not sign this bill.

  34. Marre says:

    This is deplorable!! Where is the humanity in man kind
    gone to? This majestic INDANGERED TIGER deserves a better life in a sanctuary! In addition not to allow others
    To own wild animals there is a complete lack of common since among lawmakers! Absolutely APPALLING!

  35. SIMON PEARSON says:

    You have to wonder what sort of sadist delight these people get from seeing Tony suffer.
    But of course, the answer is that it all about the only GOD, money. Tony is an attraction. Simple as that

  36. Ann Woeller says:

    The Louisiana House should hang its collective head in shame for this abuse of its legislative powers.

  37. kathryn S. says:

    This is wrong.Tony should be released to live his last days in peace. Sad retroactive my arz pff

  38. Tina Marins says:

    Let Tony the Tiger free, every animal has the right to be free and a life with dignity, he did not commit any crime to live in a prison, their place is in their natural habitat, along with their own kind. Freedom to TONY!

  39. mary witbooi says:

    This is just so sad. His whole life spent in solitary confinement in an unnatural habitat. Absolutely shameful. Maybe the decision makers would like to swap places with him.

  40. Coral says:

    That is complete BS. Any knowledgeable person knows Tony’s current solitary confinement in that concret ad wire cage is not good for him. He needs room to roam, grass to lie in and tree’ to slumber under. He is NOT getting adequate care for a big cat. Louisiana, your laws blow. Y’all need better manners and intellect.

  41. Keeping that beautiful creature caged for commercial reasons is crass and disgusting. The guy that imprisons Tony has had his advertising. If you don’t release Tony your State will be seen as a Pariah State amongst those with any conscience. I hope you appreciate the negative image your State’s ridiculous stance on this matter is having around the world.

  42. Cindy says:

    It is past time for Tony to leave that concrete jungle and spend his last years in a more humane environment. THE COURTS HAVE RULED!!! I am embarrassed for Louisiana. We already have a reputation of being Po-Dunk and Corrupt! Bobby Jindal, you promised that you would clean up this state’s reputation. Please veto SB250. What a shame! This has dragged on long enough! This sends a message loud and clear…Louisiana is corrupt! I sent a letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal asking him to veto SB250. All of you who care about this tiger should do the same…now…don’t wait.

  43. Carolyn Martin says:

    Who is in this man’s pay …….. Tony will be dead if this goes on any longer. What kind of people are you and this twisted bit of excrement who probably pulls the wings of butterflies. Hope your genitals fall off. Custard Tart.

  44. Sherell Brown says:

    Please let Tony go to a sanctuary, this magnificent animal deserves better – as do all animals. Welcome to the corrupt world on politics!

  45. Kerry Holden says:

    I am utterly amazed and appalled that the suffering of Tony, this beautiful tiger, continues. He should be released to a sanctuary without further ado. This has gone on long enough, it is cruel and inhumane for him to be kept there. Please listen to the people and release Tony to a sanctuary to live out the rest of his life without further suffering!

  46. Schiassi carli says:

    Free Tony !!!!

  47. Nanci Strauss says:

    I wonder if it would be possible to effectively shut down Louisiana’s government by inundating all of the Representatives and Senators offices as well as that of the Governors with letters and phone calls demanding the release of this magnificent and beautiful animal? Can we create a “blockade” of sorts by making it nearly impossible for them to do any other business? I will post back later today, and leave links to all of the Representatives, Senators and the Governors office.

  48. Tara Davison says:

    It is shocking that a group of politicians can support one man to the extent of cocking a snoot at at the Court of Appeal. All so that this man can keep a Tiger as a truck stop attraction. I have to ask a question is Michael Sandlin so powerful because he is a major drugs trafficker or worse. Why would self serving politicians protect and or fear this man?

  49. Cindy Bergenbaum says:

    Disgusting

  50. Erika says:

    This is cruel and inhumane for Tony! Let him live his life out in a sanctuary. PLEASE Governor Bobby Jindal, VETO THIS BILL! It’s for the sake of Tony.

  51. Jennifer Shafii says:

    This is a living, breathing, social, emotional being. Reconsider your decision to keep this beautiful animal isolated and lonely. This appears to be an illegal use of the law. Make this right and give Tony to a Tiger Sanctuary.

  52. Linda Horsfield says:

    How do supposedly civilized human beings justify imprisoning wild animals in cages and zoos?

    The officials who voted to allow this poor tiger to remain caged should be removed from office immediately.

    If people want to look at tigers then they should watch the discovery channel which shows them in all their natural glory.

  53. Diane Pease says:

    Please, I beg you to overturn this cruel decision. These beautiful innocent animals do not deserve to be held captive like this. Please have compassion and let him go. There is so much cruelty in this world. Please help in stopping at least some of the inhumane treatment toward these beautiful creatures. Please.

  54. Linda Horsfield says:

    Whoever lives nearby to Tony – please just take him and release him to a sanctuary – then lock up the owner in Tony’s cage and throw away the key!

  55. Meygan Cox says:

    Tigers and other wild animals are not meant to be kept behind bars. Free Tony NOW!!!

  56. Debra Doll says:

    Please release this tiger to a sanctuary. This tiger is only being held at this truck stop for the greed of man.The loud noises alone is enough to drive him mad. This decision to keep Tony locked at this truck stop only proves the majority who had the vote do not care or have any compassion for animals. I implore you to pleaee overturn this decision. Respectfully, Debra S Doll

  57. karen says:

    Why would anyone continue to allow this. Absolutely disgusting.

  58. Lucie Alexander says:

    Some corruption going on perhaps? This is despicable, not to mention enormously upsetting. The fight to free Tony must continue. It is animal cruelty at its worst.

  59. Viann Gubitosi says:

    Free this tiger …. Animals are stressed out in captivity …he suffered enough let him go live his life !!!god help us … We as a human race r a disgrace

  60. Ana Ferguson says:

    this is so ridiculous!! these politicians has no idea what is love means ! this is so shame for all of you ! please think again !! PLEASE Free Tony ! Free Tony !! Free Tony the tiger !!

  61. Lorraine Morris says:

    STOP YOUR INSANITY…PUT THAT ANIMAL IN A WILDLIFE REFUGE WHERE HE BELONGS…OR SOMEONE WILL PUT YOU IN A CAGE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

  62. Lindy says:

    This is a tragic abuse of a noble and beautiful creature. What kind of people are these who are prepared to go to such lengths to support this unscrupulous man who appears to care nothing for this poor animal! They need to take a good hard look at themselves and their moral compass.

  63. This is undeserved cruelty, pure and simple. Please save this magnificent creature from this horrid life when he can go to a sanctuary

  64. Joni says:

    This torture must stop!!!!I This is so cruel and uncalled for,what are you people thinking.Is it all about MONEY??? Shame on you.

  65. CHARLES THORNTON says:

    Tony should be returned to the wild IF he can still survive in the wild. If not, he should be turned over to a reputable zoo where he can be cared for by people trained to do just that! A truck stop is no place for a wild animal! Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

  66. Regina says:

    With you Cindy—IT IS VERY EMBARRASSING FOR LOUISIANA! This is what the state will have a reputation for, maybe, when karma comes around Bobby Jindal can spend the rest of his life in a cage! Then, we can parade him around at a truck stop. Doesn’t that sound like fun???????

  67. Margaret Rodriguez says:

    Let that tiger out of that cage! Put that guy in a cage! What good is passing bills if it doesn’t solve the problem! This is so wrong! Gey Tony out of his cage! You animal activists find a way!

  68. Robin McCorkhill says:

    Please rescue Tony the tiger. Give this animal the chance to have the kind of existence God intended. Please help before something bad happens to Tony and to Michael Sandlin (the owner).

  69. Linda Davis says:

    Are you kidding me???? Please rescue Tony. Dear God, I cannot believe that people who have been elected to represent humanity would do something so cruel, IGNORANT, and insensitive…somebody do something!!!! I want to know who the people are who voted on this…because I want to make it extremely public….

  70. Karen Hendrickson says:

    Very selfish on the owners part and very disappointed that no one cares about this animal. Maybe lock up everyone involved and see how they feel. Just very cruel and inhumane to keep him locked up that way his entire life.

  71. sherrin burch says:

    NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS POOR ANIMAL, I FEEL ALL THESE PEOPLE INCLUDING THE OWNER SHOULD BE THROWN IN THIS CAGE AND THE KEY THROWN A AWAY.
    THIS IS INHUMANE TREATMENT OF THIS ANIMAL, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS GOVERNMENT, AFTER ALL NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW. MR.JINDAL DO THE RIGHT THING AND VITO BILL-250 HAVE IT CHANGED
    IF NEED BE, THIS IS ALL ABOUT MONEY SO STEP UP GOVERNOR JINDAL AND EARN YOURS. THE WHOLE BUNCH OF YOU GOV PEOPLE ARE ALL SHAMEFULL AND UNCARING. SHERRIN BURCH MB CANADA

  72. Wendy Burr says:

    Organize another petition or letter where we can inundate members at Louisiana House and let them know how unhappy we are with this decision!!
    Lets NOT STOP!!

  73. Sue Griffiths says:

    Shame on you Louisiana politicians. Please publish the names of those moron politicians who voted to give Tony a life sentence and to be poisoned with toxic fumes. Please the good people of Louisiana vote them out.

  74. M Roman says:

    Governor Bobby Jindal
    Tony and all other exotic animals need to be in a sanctuary—let him go

  75. Paula says:

    Gov. Jindal….you need to veto Bill-250…this is a living being that is being held captive by those that are cruel and uncaring….each of us belongs to a species of animal… the human animal can speak and make choices…we were charged with the care of all other species and are to stand up for their rights since they are not able to do it for themselves…I will speak for them and also tell you if you don’t veto this bill you have made the wrong choice….we all know there will come a day of reckoning…..please show you have a soul

  76. Melanie says:

    Isn’t animal cruelty illegal in this country??!! How in the hell can they continue to torture this beautiful animal! I think we should put the owner of tony & the people responsible for allowing this in that cage @ a freaking parking lot & see how they feel! FREE TONY PLEASE

  77. Amanda says:

    Poor Tony, he wont be forgotten.

    It’s clear that the only thing Sandlin cares about is throwing his weight around, certainly not the welfare of the wild animal in his possession. If it means buying the Louisiana legislature neither they nor he have any problem with that. If the carrot has green on the end these Senators and House Representatives will bend over just fine.

    Louisiana continues its decades long reputation of corruption seen with Huey Long et al. Sorry for you Louisiana residents and ALDF who tried so hard to help Tony. I’m thinking that there are ways Sandlin’s business could be made to suffer. (For all you NSA trolls, boycott is still legal!)

    Louisiana is now officially a national weak point in allowing wild and exotic animal trade to continue, endangering the public every step of the way and creating lives of suffering and pain for animals.

  78. DIANE says:

    PLEASE VETO THIS BILL AND FREE TONY..!!!!!
    HE DOES’NT DESERVE TO LIVE HOW HE DOES. HE NEEDS A PLACE TO BE FREE ..AND RUN AND WHATEVER. 18 YEARS THIS POOR TIGER HAS BEEN LOCKED UP ..LET HIM HAVE A TASTE OF THE GOOD LIFE. HE DESERVES THAT MUCH. PLEASE VETO !!!!

  79. Louise Murray Rawls says:

    Well, we all see how Gov? Jendal does his duty,hmm! I don’t foresee any further gov’t positions for him in the future! If he deems to it is ok to torment an animal that should not be lock up, then he deserves only one term, a bad one indeed! Fire him!

  80. Jennifer Schmidt says:

    Please Governor Jindal-VETO SB 250! Do what is right and just for wildlife. The Louisiana Court of Appeals agreed on the release of Tony the Tiger and he is still captive for profit? Stand up for exotic animal rights and allow Tony the Tiger to be out of a cage in a truck stop and in a sanctuary to live his remaining years as best as possible. Imagine if you were Tony and how you would feel. PLEASE VETO SB 250 or more exotic animals may be placed in captivity for profit in Louisiana, which is not right.

  81. Annette Overstreet says:

    What does Michael Sandlin have on Louisiana legislators that would make them render this cruel and inhumane decision? Money laundering? Drug trafficking? Gun running? All of the above??? There has to be something nefarious causing this unreasonable and illogical judgment. This is insane.

  82. Helen says:

    Bobby Jindal: If you have political aspirations, I suggest that you veto the bill and become known as one who acts for the rights of the helpless. The nation and the world are watching you.
    Americans who care about Tony: Let’s create a fund to pay a higher price to those corrupt LA legislators to get them to do the right thing NOW, and emblazon their names on our hearts to insure that they NEVER get the chance to impose their evil hearts on any of the rest of us in any capacity whatsoever.

  83. B Miles says:

    I want what’s best for tony, but I’m troubled by this other information regarding tony: http://www.savetony.com . I understand and acknowledge that aldf wants what’s best for tony. But is what aldf wants *actually* the best thing? It sounds like the abuse simply isn’t, that he’s cared well for, and that moving him to a sanctuary might *not* be the best thing for him. I’m very conflicted about this.

  84. kirk says:

    At a gas station why doesn’t anyone jus to let him out. This is screwed up why the he’ll does anyone have a right to keep this cat against its will free tony

  85. CATHLEEN says:

    TONY THE TIGER’S PLIGHT CAME TO MY ATTENTION YEARS AGO WHEN FINDING A LEAFLET IN OUR LOCAL STORE. I IMMEDIATELY WENT ON LINE TO FIND OUT THE FULL STORY AND LEND MY SUPPORT. I BELIEVE THAT WAS AT CARE2CAUSES. AT THAT TIME TONY WAS APPROACHING 10 YEARS OLD AND WAS HOPEFULLY LOOKING FORWARD TO A BETTER/HEALTHY/HAPPY HOME. I CAN’T BELIEVE THESE LEGAL BATTLES HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS WHILE POOR TONY STILL SUFFERS. OUTRAGEOUS..!!!!

  86. Mrs. Trish Geidel says:

    LET TONY GO !!! WHY HAS THIS DRAGGED ON FOR SOOOO MANY YRS ??? IT’S JUST DISGUSTING, THAT THE REAL *MAN OF POWER* IN LOUISIANNA, IS MICHAEL SANDLIN !!! WHAT DOES HE HAVE ON THESE POLLIES, THAT MAKES THEM VOTE TO KEEP A TIGER, IN A CAGE AT A TRUCK STOP ??? SANDLIN HAS PRIOR CHARGES, HE’S NEVER ANSWERED FOR AS WELL & THERE HAVE BEEN MANY TIGER DEATHS, AT THAT TRUCK STOP IN THE PAST !!! TONY’S OWN MOTHER, HAS BEEN STUFFED/PRESERVED & IS INSIDE THE SHOP ON DISPLAY !!! DESPICABLE, SELFISH MAN !!!
    (EXCUSE BIG LETTERS, MY EYES ARE GOING !)

  87. Esther Workman says:

    I have being collecting signature to send to the ALDF for some time now through Causes.com. I have 3,600. signature to see if we can help Tony. I am so frustrated with this case. I can not believe that this men who is going to burn in hell; can not free Tony from his cage and allow him to go to a sanctuary. I am so sad with this 250 bill. this is so, not fare to Tony.

  88. Victoria says:

    For the love of God free Tony the Tiger!

  89. sharon chang says:

    i have written several emails to Jindal regarding Tony and have never gotten a reply!is there no way to stop this abuse?Louisiana politicians have lost their souls and their minds!as a resident of Louisiana i am sickened by the whole thing!only Jesus(yes,that’s what i said)can help this poor creature!do any of you guys believe?if so,pray for poor Tony,he needs all the help he can get in such a corrupt world!

  90. Ieva S says:

    Please free the tiger!

  91. Pat Duclos says:

    I wonder what connections the owner of the truck stop has with the politicians of Louisiana. The Senate has gone to the trouble of voting to change a law so that this one person can continue to keep one of God’s beautiful creatures in a steel pen to be gawked at by passers by for the sake of selling more gasoline. Unbelievable! Dont the elected legislators have anything better to do with their time?

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